Friday Poll: Are you celebrating Geek Pride Day?

Get your Jedi costume dry cleaned! May 25 is Geek Pride Day. If you're celebrating, tell us how. If you're not, tell us why.

Battlestar dog tags
I'm wearing these for Geek Pride Day. Amanda Kooser/CNET

Proud geeks

Are you celebrating Geek Pride Day?

I'm polishing up my "Battlestar Galactica" dog tags. I'm digging out my "Star Trek" insignia and IDIC necklace. I'm getting ready for Geek Pride Day on Saturday.

I'm not the only one getting into this. "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" fans are pulling their favorite towels out of the dryer. Stormtroopers are spit-shining their armor. "Star Wars" cookie cutters are getting pressed into overtime duty. For me, every day is an exercise in geek pride, but I don't mind having a special day to get extra freaky with the geeky.

Not everybody is onboard with Geek Pride Day. Some geeks prefer to keep their profiles low. Others rebel against the notion of it being a manufactured holiday, though I don't recall seeing any "Happy Geek Pride Day" cards in the Hallmark aisle.

Last year , geeks reported celebration activities ranging from Dungeons & Dragons games to cleaning up e-mail inboxes. Way to geek out, people!

Is Geek Pride Day on your list of legitimate holidays? Vote in our poll and talk it out in the comments. If you're not celebrating Geek Pride Day, we want to know why. If you are, we want to know how.

Since we know you'll be taking lots of photos of your geek exploits, send in your best shots, with descriptions, to crave at cnet dot com with "Geek Pride" in the subject and we'll post a gallery if we get enough submissions. Be sure to include your full name and location. Let's see who is the geekiest of them all.

About the author

Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET's Crave blog. When not wallowing in weird gadgets and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto.

 

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